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Lebanese army says soldier suspected of firing on protestors, sparking Beirut violence

Lebanese Army soldiers take a position in the area of Tayouneh, in the southern suburb of the capital Beirut, on October 14, 2021. (Joseph Eid/AFP)
Lebanese Army soldiers take a position in the area of Tayouneh, in the southern suburb of the capital Beirut, on October 14, 2021. (Joseph Eid/AFP)

The Lebanese army says it is investigating a soldier for opening fire on protestors in Beirut on Thursday, sparking violence across the capital.

At least seven people were killed and dozens wounded when violence erupted following a protest staged in front of the Justice Palace in the Lebanese capital Beirut.

The rally was organized by the Shiite Amal and Hezbollah terror groups to demand that Tarek Bitar, the judge leading the investigation into last year’s monster blast at Beirut port, be removed.

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